October 11 is National Coming Out Day and a good reminder of the importance of being honest with your health care provider. The more your health care provider knows about you, the better they’re able to help you stay healthy.
Routine visits with a health care provider can help prevent illness and find problems that may need treatment – and being open with your provider about your sexuality is an important part of getting the best care possible. It means you’ll be able to focus on health concerns specific to you and avoid unnecessary questions or discussions.
Everyone deserves to have a health care provider they can trust. Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic is proud to be a provider of health care, education, and information for many in the LGBTQ community and our doors are open to everyone. We believe that all people deserve nonjudgmental, high-quality, affordable health care, no matter who they are and no matter where they live.
Benita Gross, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic
October 11, 2016